26 March 2010

New Monoprints Available

Well, hello! It's a beautiful Friday afternoon, and I'm about to head over to the post office (lots of stuff to ship today). I've got a couple of posters to work on this weekend, so I can be ready to print them next week. Meanwhile, I've got sketches for art prints piling up, as well as an oil painting to work on. Also, my trusty skateboard has been giving me that look lately. She's all, "Justin, the sun's out. You know you want to go skate today." Yeah, I suppose you have a point there. If only it were 1998 and I had time to skate every day, instead of 1-3 times a week.

Anyway, I recently put some mono prints up in the gigposters.com classified section. As always, they're one-of-a-kind prints that result from using single sheets to test out screens from various posters/art pieces. I always include a free drawing or sketch with these, too. I've been keeping track of them; each mono print I release is assigned a number.
Here's #14, #15, and #16.

25 March 2010

Family Matters

The other week, my brother came by to rack prints as I printed posters for a show of his. He recently recorded a full length album, and this was the record release show. Here's a picture of him holding up the finished product in my studio.
My brother and I got into punk rock together. He began playing guitar in 1995 or 1996, and I started playing drums shortly after. I have fond memories of him dragging his combo amp into my bedroom to play Screeching Weasel songs when we were in middle school. My poor parents. Although, my mom did once tell me that she liked the song, "Veronica Hates Me."
Over the years, my brother's songwriting has deviated greatly from the traditional punk sound, but I would argue that there is a still evidence of his roots in the music he makes.
Garret's new album is excellent. Check his music out here. He's out on the road this week playing some shows with our friend Mike, who also recently recorded some solo stuff.

03 March 2010

A Chicago poster art exhibition!

Well, hello! Local screen printing hero, Steve Walters recently curated a screen printed poster show as part of this year's CIMM Fest. I will have a bunch of recent work on display, and the show will feature work from many of my local friends, who double as amazing artists and printers; including Dan Macadam (Crosshair), Dan Grzeca, Josh Davis, Kill Hatsumomo Prints, Kathleen Judge, Keith Herzik, Ryan Duggan, and Steve W. It opens tomorrow, as in Thursday, March 4th at 7PM at St. Paul's Cultural Center (2215 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL).
I'm very excited to be a part of this. Come say hi!

Also, check out some cool stuff other friends of mine are doing:
Visible Headphones
Weird Baby